Sponsored by Accenture and U.S. Trust, the 2017 C200 Luminary Awards Distinguish Pamela Chambers O’Rourke, Ilene S. Gordon, Maureen E. Casey and Shellye Archambeau
Miami, FL, November 1, 2017 – On Friday, November 3, The Committee of 200 (C200) will pay tribute to four women credited with changing the face of business: Pamela Chambers O’Rourke, President & CEO, ICON Information Consultants, LP; Ilene S. Gordon, Chairman, President & CEO, Ingredion Incorporated; Maureen E. Casey, COO, The Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF) at Syracuse University; and Shellye Archambeau, CEO, MetricStream. Each honoree will receive a C200 Luminary Award at a private luncheon sponsored by U.S. Trust at The Ritz-Carlton in Key Biscayne.
C200 is a financially vetted, invitation-only, global organization composed of 500 of the world’s most successful female entrepreneurs and corporate leaders. The organization’s primary mission is to foster, celebrate and advance women’s leadership in business. C200 and its programming support women at every point of their education and career development, from college to the boardroom, helping to cultivate a pipeline of powerful future female business leaders to ensure that women will continue to play increasingly significant and visible leadership roles. Collectively, C200 member companies generate more than $1.4 trillion in annual revenues.
“The Luminary Awards give us with the opportunity to honor extraordinary businesswomen who continue to transform their industries,” said Susan McLaughlin, Chair of C200 and Partner at Pierce Consulting Partners. “By recognizing the accomplishments of these remarkable women, C200 is furthering its mission to advance women in business and inspire future generations of women.”
“The C200 Foundation is proud to honor these impressive leaders for their successes,” said Pamela Craig, Chair of The C200 Foundation and Former CFO of Accenture. “Each woman is changing the face of business for the better through entrepreneurship, corporate innovation, education and skills training and the promotion of women’s achievement in STEM fields.”
Entrepreneurial Champion: Recipient is responsible for creating an innovative new product or service
Winner: C200 member, Pamela Chambers O’Rourke, President & CEO, ICON Information Consultants, LP
Pamela Chambers O’Rourke is Founder, President and CEO of ICON Information Consultants, LP, a $300 million global human capital solutions company. ICON provides Fortune 500 clients with an unmatched breadth and depth of talent customized to their professional needs. Since founding ICON in 1998, O’Rourke’s strategic approach to expansion and dedication to excellence have led to consistent double digit growth in revenue, making ICON one of the largest staffing firms in the U.S. DiversityBusiness.com ranked ICON #1 on the list of “Top 50 Women Owned Businesses in Texas” in 2015. ICON clients include leading corporations such as Halliburton, Shell, Waste Management, Hewlett-Packard, Bank of America, Exelon, and UPS. The company employs more than 3,250 consultants across North America. In February 2018, ICON will celebrate its twentieth anniversary.
O’Rourke is a member of the Ernst & Young Hall of Fame and received the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award in 2009 in the Business Services and Staffing category for the Houston and Gulf Coast Area. She was named the U.S. Small Business Administration’s 2005 Woman in Business Champion of the Year and one of Fast Company’s Top 25 Women Business Builders.
O’Rourke is a member of Women’s Presidents Organization (WPO), is in her 2nd term until 2018 on the Board of the Women’s Business Council (WBC) – Southwest and serves on Women Impacting Public Policy (WIPP) board. She is a past board member of the C200 Foundation, Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) and Women’s Business Enterprise Alliance (WBEA) – Houston. She served as a Board Member of AVANCE-Houston, an organization that enhances parenting skills by promoting family literacy and early childhood development. She is a member of the UHAA CEO (Cougar Executive Officers) Advisory Board.
C200 is proud to recognize Pamela Chambers O’Rourke for the impact she has had on the community as well as the women she has met and helped advance throughout her career.
Corporate Innovator: Recipient has changed or expanded the strategy of the corporation and impacted the value of the business significantly
Winner: C200 member, Ilene S. Gordon, Chairman, President & CEO, Ingredion Incorporated
Ilene Gordon is chairman, president and chief executive officer of Ingredion Incorporated (NYSE: INGR), a leading global producer of nature-based ingredient solutions for food, beverage, brewing and industrial customers around the world. A Fortune 500 company, Ingredion has 11,000 employees, 2016 net sales of $5.7 billion and a market capitalization close to $9 billion.
Gordon joined Ingredion in 2009 from Rio Tinto Alcan Packaging where as president and CEO of Alcan Packaging she led a $6.5 billion global packaging business based in Paris, France. Previously Gordon spent 17 years in executive roles of increasing responsibility at the Packaging Corporation of America, a division of Tenneco Inc. and two years at Signode. She began her career at the Boston Consulting Group as a strategy consultant based in Boston, London and Chicago.
In addition to Ingredion, Gordon is a member of the boards of Lockheed Martin and International Paper. She is a vice chair of The Conference Board and a member of the MIT Corporation, the Institute’s board of trustees. She is on the executive committee of The Economic Club of Chicago and a director of World Business Chicago. She also serves on Gov. Rauner’s Illinois Bicentennial Commission. Gordon is married with two adult children.
C200 is thrilled to honor Ilene S. Gordon for her outstanding success and her commitment to empowering women and inspiring future generations.
Skills to Succeed Champion, presented by Accenture: Recipient has developed a successful program of scale to help people develop the skills to build a business
Winner: Maureen E. Casey, COO, The Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF) at Syracuse University
Maureen Casey is the Chief Operating Officer for the Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF) at Syracuse University. In this role, she is responsible for all aspects of the Institute’s daily operations, personnel, and financial activities. As a member of the leadership team, Casey works to guide and support the organization’s programs and services and research and evaluation activities as well as its relationships with public and private funders.
Casey brings more than 25 years of public and private sector experience to her current leadership role at the IVMF. Prior to joining, she led JPMorgan Chase & Co.’s efforts to develop and implement a comprehensive, firm-wide strategy to assist members of the military, veterans and their families. As a Managing Director, Casey oversaw the firm’s Office of Military and Veterans Affairs, which was responsible for among other things, the 100,000 Jobs Mission – a commitment with other companies to hire 200,000 veterans by 2020, and the Chase Home Awards program – a commitment by the firm to award 1,000 mortgage free homes to deserving veterans through its nonprofit partners. Under her leadership, the Mission grew to nearly 200 companies, hired more than 240,000 veterans, and solidified JPMorgan Chase as a national leader in veteran employment.
Prior to joining JPMorgan Chase, Casey was a Senior Vice President with Giuliani Partners LLC and from 1997 to 2002, she was employed with the New York City Police Department (NYPD), initially as counsel to the First Deputy Commissioner and then as the NYPD’s Deputy Commissioner for Policy and Planning. During her tenure, she was an integral part of the team leading the City’s response to the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. Prior to assuming a leadership role at the NYPD, Casey spent more than 12 years working in New York State’s criminal justice system, assuming positions with increasing responsibility and leadership.
Accenture is proud to sponsor The Committee of 200’s Skills to Succeed Champion Luminary Award. Casey’s work with Veterans and Military Families perfectly reflects the Skills to Succeed initiative in that it advances employment and entrepreneurship opportunities for individuals around the globe.
STEM Innovator: Recipient is the leader of technology-based business and has exemplified unique vision and success in science, technology, engineering, or math-based industries
Winner: C200 member, Shellye Archambeau, CEO, MetricStream
Shellye Archambeau is the CEO of MetricStream, a Silicon Valley-based, Governance, Risk, Compliance (GRC) and Quality Management software company that helps companies around the world improve their business performance. Under Archambeau’s leadership, MetricStream has grown into a recognized global market leader with nearly 2000 employees around the world. The company has been recognized for growth and innovation, and has been consistently named a leader in GRC by leading independent analyst firms.
Archambeau has proven global business expertise combined with public policy passion. As a member of the board of directors for the Silicon Valley Leadership Group, a nationally recognized organization focused on fostering a cooperative effort between business and government officials to address major public policy issues affecting Silicon Valley, Archambeau has led initiatives and Washington DC delegations to address regulatory compliance and improve governance. She served on the Board of Directors, and the Audit and Technology committees for media research company, Arbitron, Inc. [NYSE: ARB] from 2005 until acquired by Nielsen in 2013. She currently serves on the board of directors of Nordstrom Inc., and Verizon Communications Inc.
Archambeau is a sought after speaker who has presented on GRC issues around the world to Fortune 500 corporations, members of Congress, and associations including IIA, ISACA, and NASDAQ. Archambeau is frequently quoted in top-tier media including the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Compliance Week, Silicon Valley Business Journal, and currently pens a column on leadership and entrepreneurship for Xconomy. In April 2013, Archambeau was named the “#2 Most Influential African American in Technology” by Business Insider.
C200 is thrilled to distinguish Shellye Archambeau for her work in the STEM field. She has fearlessly changed the face of business and set a positive example for young women seeking careers in fields less dominated by women.
C200 is the preeminent global organization for women business leaders, publicly recognized for making a profound impact on the advancement of women in business.
Established in 1982, C200 fosters, celebrates and advances women’s leadership in business under the motto of “Success Shared.” The organization includes more than 500 of the world’s most successful women leaders, ranging from the C-suite of the world’s best-known companies to trailblazing entrepreneurs. Our members have reached the highest levels of leadership and act as role models for the next generation of women who seek to reach the top. C200 offers its members distinctive programming, an incomparable peer network, and a supportive community. Through targeted outreach and strong support of future leaders, C200 also helps ensure that women will continue to take increasingly significant and visible leadership roles in business.
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